Prosperity Woodworth is fifteen years old but has a column in the Cloverfield Daily Gazette because she has the curiosity of a bloodhound and a way with words. When she's caught in the middle of an attack by Confederate soldiers on her northern Vermont town, courageous Prosperity reports the story of the shocking raid with heart, guts, a sense of humor, and a flair for the dramatic. Based on a little-known piece of history that might have turned the tide of the Civil War, The Skeleton's Gold is a delightful, fast-moving tale told through the eyes of a young reporter.
What a delightful spin on a historical event that took place during the Civil War. The characters have depth and lead you to read on. While the main character is a 15 year old girl, this is a book for all age groups. And don’t skip the author’s note since it further deepens the richness of this tale.